Bennett Place

Civil War

This simple farmhouse was situated between Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro, and Union Gen. William T. Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Continued

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Bennett Place

What's New/Upcoming

  • April 21 - 22:
    Annual Surrender Commemoration

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm

    Join us as we remember the events that occurred inside the the home of James and Nancy Bennett 153 years ago. Cavalry units that accompanied the generals will be represented this year by the 10th Illinois and the 1st North Carolina. Special guided tours will take the visitor inside the home to learn about the negotiations that took place in the parlor. Lectures provided by noted historians will cover how the end of the war imapcted both the military and the civilian population. Cost is #3.00 for adults, and $2.00 for children ages 5 to 16. Children under 5 admitted free.

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Contact Us

Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-4345
GPS: 36.02921538090, -78.97397083620

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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